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Sup fellas, I ran a speedtest on my main modem and it's still getting it's full gigabit download and upload speed. However, when I run it on my pc which runs through two switches, my speed drops to 383/983


Is it possible that the switches running outside could be failing and need a replacement. I'm not sure what the average lifespan is of a basic 8 port unmanaged switch.





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that may as well be an issue on the speedtest server's side, in the 300 range is a really common speed to hit a 'bottleneck' on.


as for the lifespan of an unmanaged switch.. they last until they die. as long as you're not seeing lost packets they can be assumed good.

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You're more likely to see single ports failing on a switch before catastrophic failure. If one port is exhibiting strange behaviour try another.


I'd also try setting up a iperf test on a system on the other end of the network then seeing if the client in question can read/write to it at full gigabit speeds. This would either eliminate or prove your LAN as a culprit to the issue.

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